About Saint Peter’s

Transformative. Affordable. Careers.

What happens when you put one of the world’s greatest teaching organizations next to one of the greatest cities in the world? You get Saint Peter’s University, a Jesuit institution of higher education just minutes from New York City, a global center of culture, entertainment, business, and, most importantly, opportunity.

Proven Excellence

2021 Highest-Ranked for “Best Value” in the Regional Universities North Category

Money Magazine Best Colleges

Leader in Money Magazine’s “Most Transformative Schools”

#1 in Nation for Transformation

2021 Highest-Ranked for “Best Value” in the Regional Universities North Category

Saint Peter’s University ranked highest in New Jersey and 11th overall for Best Value in the Regional Universities North Category in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Money Magazine Best Colleges

Leader in Money Magazine’s “Most Transformative Schools”

Saint Peter’s has been named as a national leader in Money magazine’s list of the “Most Transformative Schools” in the country being ranked 32 on the national list and highest in New Jersey. Money magazine defines a transformative college as one that enables students to beat the odds and produce outcomes that are better than expected given their academic and economic backgrounds.

#1 in Nation for Transformation

Saint Peter’s University was named first among institutions across the nation as the recipient of the 2018 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. The American Council on Education (ACE) award recognizes institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic changes in a relatively brief period.

World-class career prep

Your first step toward the career of your dreams.

With a 94% job placement rate and graduates exceeding the national average for starting salaries, Saint Peter’s will put you on the path to success—now and for your lifetime.


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Jesuit Tradition

Preparing for more than just a career.

Saint Peter’s University students come to earn a degree but leave with so much more. Our Jesuit-based education will inspire you to be a caring, contributing member of society.

We are #JesuitEducated

Saint Peter’s is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the only one in New Jersey. For more than 450 years, Jesuit institutions have graduated some of the most influential people in history.

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Jesuit Identity

Rigorous Academics

A path for every passion.

Saint Peter’s University has been unwaveringly focused on rigorous academics since 1872. We are proud of the individual attention we can provide to help you discover who you are and where you want to go in life.


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Division I Athletics

Experience Peacock pride.

There’s a lot to cheer about at Saint Peter’s University. With 16 intercollegiate sports, we’re one of 11 NCAA Division I universities in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

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Ideal Location

12 minutes from downtown Manhattan.

Saint Peter’s University is just a 12-minute train ride from the heart of the most exciting city in the world—New York City! Gallery openings, parks, museums, shops, shows, iconic landmarks, and sports are right at our doorstep.

Our Community

Connections that last a lifetime.

The Saint Peter’s student body is made up of a diverse community of individuals who learn, live and thrive together, both inside and outside the classroom. Realize your full potential in a family-like atmosphere and forge connections that last a lifetime.


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Our Legacy

The Saint Peter’s Mission

Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.